Latest leaked render of Nokia Normandy reveals a Metro UI start screen


A tweet from master leaker evleaks reveals a new render of the unannounced Nokia Normandy. This is the entry-level phone built by Nokia that purportedly will run a forked version of Android, which means no Google Play Store and no Google branded apps. The image shows off a Metro UI styled start screen that resembles the Start Screen for Windows Phone.

The render also reveals the device will offer dual-SIM capabilities, and follows up on a couple of leaked images that we showed you last week and also over the weekend. One tweet showed a series of images revealing the UI of the device. If you subscribe to the "where there's smoke there's fire" way of thinking, all of these leaks means that we are closing in on a release of the device.

In a way, this could be considered a Trojan Horse for Microsoft. By the time the Redmond based software giant closes on its purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services division, the Normandy might already be launched, turning responsibility for the phone over to Microsoft, too late to quash it if so desired.

source: @evleaks via WMPoweruser

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